Illustrations by Diane Zhou

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Digital Boom

the coming Internet land grab

News, Feb 07 2014

by Alex Sammon

America has forged many frontiers. British colonists initially considered their fledgling communities in New England to be nestled in frontier land. …

For Play

Features, Dec 06 2013

by Alex Sammon

A scene from 1973’s The Mack: Pretty Tony and Goldie are embroiled in a high-stakes game of dice. China Doll emerges. …

I Need to Worry Less About You

an interview with Miranda July

Interviews, Nov 03 2013

by Drew Dickerson

Miranda July is a multi-disciplinarian working as director, actress, visual and performing artist, and writer. She has a digital art piece …

Perils of Lampedusa

North African Immigration to Europe

News, Oct 10 2013

by Alex Sammon

BROWN WOODEN CASKETS FILL the loading bay. There are 194 in total. They are split into three parallel lines, with a …

For Quicker Processing And Delivery

Telemarketing and the Decline of Print Media

Arts, Sep 13 2013

by Josh Schenkkan

Big Red, an ex-felon with “sinner” tattooed on his neck, is politely explaining to a woman from Louisiana that the American …

Lara and the Real Girl

Crofting the Female Body

Arts, May 03 2013

by Emma Janaskie

[start hero] [end hero] A russian henchman pins Lara Croft against the plyboard of a shantytown hut, pawing his hands down …

Self-Aware Game

Look, You're Inside the Machine

Arts & Culture, Mar 18 2013

by Milan Koerner-Safrata

Eminent game designer Tim Schafer recently asked himself a question: “Are games art?” His response: “Oh man, who cares.” But as …

Optimize Your Valentine's Day

A Communication Guide

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by David Adler & Erica Schwiegershausen

You have champagne, chocolate, candles, and a copy of Casablanca. All the pieces are there, but now it’s go-time and your …

Waiting For It

An interview with improvisors TJ & Dave

Arts & Culture, Jan 22 2013

by Drew Dickerson

Every once in a while, an artist or ensemble emerges that reminds the medium of its own possibilities. Emerges is the …

Week in Review

News, Jan 22 2013

by Emily Gogolak & Barry Elkinton

Writfully Raunchy A group of literary types gathered in London’s In And Out Club this past Tuesday night. There was hype, …


A Retrospective

Arts & Culture, Dec 18 2012

by Claudia Norton

My last relationship consisted of me, my boyfriend, and Tom Friedman. My boyfriend and I used to look at a book …


Arts & Culture, Dec 18 2012

by Olivia-Jené Fagon & Christina McCausland

Suxist In the wake of two well-publicized condemnations of art journalism—art market writer Sarah Thornton’s list of “Why Writing in the …

Landscaping Fine Arts

The promise of's Genome Project

Arts & Culture, Nov 16 2012

by Olivia-Jené Fagon

In 2011, the launch of Google Art Project brought the public instant access to seven billion pixels worth of artistic masterpieces …

In Argentina, An Excerpt

Arts & Culture, Nov 16 2012

by Kevin Pires

I write about cities because they are the only constant. I have existed in these places. This is a generous guarantee. …

Musical Chairs

Textual Improvisation with Nico Muhly

Arts & Culture, Nov 11 2012

by Lizzie Davis

At age 31, Nico Muhly is already heralded as the premiere composer of his generation. The Providence local has collaborated with …

I Want to Punch Him in the Face

Discomfort comedy and the ironic generation

Arts & Culture, Nov 11 2012

by Greg Nissan

The film opens with a familiar sight: the mid-30s hipster donning a blank expression, a trendy button-down that snags on his …

War and Forgetfulness

Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge

Arts & Culture, Nov 11 2012

by Dan Sherrell

Nuon Chea, the genocidaire, tells the court he needs a hat. The air conditioning, apparently, is making his head cold.After a …

Deep Breath

Literary, Nov 02 2012

by Lucy Kissel

I - V I. He would start walking around a little bit in the fall. Thinking, Why am I holding these …

Early Voters

Does election day mean nothing to you?

News, Nov 02 2012

by Olivia-Jene Fagon & Belle Cushing

A college student deciding to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election can find guidance at There, he will enter his …

I'll Believe It When I See It

A photographic ghost story

Arts & Culture, Oct 28 2012

by Christina McCausland

In 1869, the spirit photographer William H. Mumler was brought to court in New York City. Perhaps best known for his …

Week in Review

News, Oct 26 2012

by Mary-Evelyn Farrior & Joe de Jonge

Winged Woes Earlier this year, London’s Tate Modern hosted contemporary artist Damien Hirst’s first major retrospective on British soil. Frequently cited …

Hanging on Air

Airports as a venue for public art

Arts & Culture, Oct 21 2012

by Pierie Korostoff

This September, the Southwest Florida International Airport announced an addition to the terminal: the airport is acquiring “Dawn Forest,” a three-ton …

Inconvenient Truths

The struggle for justice and memory in Brazil’s Truth Commission

Arts & Culture, Oct 21 2012

by Emma Wohl

As the credits rolled last week on The Day That Lasted 21 Years, a film about Brazil’s 21-year military dictatorship screened …

Course Catalogue

Literary, Oct 21 2012

by Adam Wyron

ENGN1210-S01 Biomechanics Foundations. Diffusion and convection. Material properties of bone and muscle. Cardiac mechanics. Circulation: steady and unsteady flow, compliant tubes. …

This Is An Emergency

Meredith Stern’s call to action

Arts & Culture, Oct 21 2012

by Ana Alvarez

This Is An Emergency, a project organized by local artist and printmaker Meredith Stern, combines both visual and written artworks that …

Comraderie in Cuba

News, Oct 19 2012

by Kat Thornton

On October 8, the day after Hugo Chavez was re-elected president of Venezuela, Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz printed a congratulatory …

Pulling a Swift One

News, Oct 05 2012

by Alex Ronan

There is no mention of the Horace Mann School for the Deaf on the webpage for the win-a-Taylor-Swift-concert contest, which is …

Replacement Parts

Arts, Sep 28 2012

by Ana Alvarez

Sara Hendren is an artist, researcher, and writer who explores how design and art practices can inform techno-scientific research and knowledge-building. …


Features, Sep 28 2012

by David Adler

Last Friday, in the calm, early hours of the morning, Delhi University prepared for Student Union elections. Stout men with heavy …

Marriage to a 'T'

Features, Sep 28 2012

by Will Fesperman

Owen still remembers being five years old and thinking that everyone was like Mr. Potato Head, his favorite toy. “I thought …

The Melting Phallus of Jin Shan's My Dad is Li Gang!

Arts, Sep 28 2012

by Claudia Norton

Jin Shan’s first show in the US consisted of a mock-up of the cosmos under which a silicone policeman dangled, periodically …

You Don't Get Pussy Riot

Arts, Sep 28 2012

by Christina McCausland

Chloe sevigny reading an activist’s letters to a crowd of people who describe themselves as “secretaries by day, arts activists by …

Party City

Features, Sep 28 2012

by Mary-Evelyn Farrior

I sat with my mother in an unusually deserted Outback Steakhouse in Tampa, Florida on the final Monday of August. This …

Trading Races

Sports, Sep 22 2012

by Sam Rosen

This summer, two transactions made history in their respective sports. In the MLB, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired first baseman Adrian …

The Subject Sam

a conversation with Sam Lipsyte

Arts & Culture, Sep 22 2012

by Drew Dickerson

I first encountered Sam Lipsyte (’90) a little over a year ago after picking up The Ask, his third and most …

The Corn Supremacy

drought revives food vs. fuel debate

News, Sep 22 2012

by Barry Elkinton

On September 10, Congress returned from summer recess, and both parties began the typical campaign season ritual of political posturing and …

What The Fuck?

Interviews, Sep 21 2012

by Drew Dickerson

in 2009, standup comedian Marc Maron was fired from the radio and media network Air America after it cancelled his political …

Week in Review

News, Sep 21 2012

by Doreen St. Félix, Marcel Bertsch-Gout & Kate Van Brocklin

In Defense By Wednesday morning, a quiet had finally settled outside the Chicago Public Schools headquarters on 125 South Clark St. …


tunes, tools, teenagers

Arts & Culture, Sep 21 2012

by Ana Alvarez, Christina McCausland & Claudia Norton

ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE Rookie Yearbook One proves there’s a teenage girl in all of us waiting to wear a paper crown …

Withering Bytes

preserving digital art. et tu DVD? et tu?

Arts & Culture, Sep 21 2012

by Olivia-Jené Fagon

Over the course of two centuries, the Library of Congress was able to acquire, catalogue, and preserve 29 million books and …

Win Big, Lose Bigger

News, May 18 2012

by Alex Ronan

Financial security,” NightStalker explained, adding “I’d go into more detail, but since you are a college kid, I don’t want to …

Legislation Wars

the paper battle over Rhode Island reproductive rights

Metro, Apr 25 2012

by Sam Adler-Bell & with reporting by Stoni Thompson

On Wednesday April 11, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee considered nine separate abortion-related bills. Although committee hearings were officially scheduled …

Off The Margins

Features, Apr 11 2012

by by Sofia Castello y Tickell

At approximately 6:00 am on January 11, 2012, the decapitated bodies of an unidentified man and woman were found in a …


Food, Mar 18 2012

by By Tara Kane

Even with a winter as mild as this last one, by late February I want nothing more than fresh food. I …


Sports, Mar 12 2012

by By Alex Seoh

After declaring for the 2010 NBA Draft out of Harvard, Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin got passed over for 60 other players. …


Interviews, Mar 12 2012

by By Sarah Rutherford

"Do you want a Hitler mustache?”Such was the offering to attendees of a political festival in Sweden last summer, where protestors …

Molecular Brainstorming

The Emerging Theory of Neutral Constructive Evolution

Science & Technology, Mar 06 2012

by Eli Scheer

When you think about evolution, perhaps Darwin’s finches come to mind—and along with them, the idea that adaptations propagate in a …

Thrilling Food

Eating Bugs to Revolutionize the Food System

Metabolics, Mar 06 2012

by Katie Parker

Challenge: watch The Lion King and decide that bugs do not look tempting. The multi-colored, neon grubs, beetles, and caterpillars look …

Musty Beginnings

Finding the Beauty in the Damp and Dark

Metabolics, Feb 15 2012

by Anna Rotman

Basements are sites of dank carpets and unrecognizable storage boxes. Once-prized possessions dwell in limbo: damaged too much to fully enjoy, …

Tales of Pokémastery

Cards and critters

Arts & Culture, Nov 28 2011

by Mimi Dwyer

Newsflash: Charizard is dead. I had no idea. This was my first mistake when I tried to enter the Pokémon Autumn …